Picture: Japanese customers yet to feel benefits of inflation in their daily lives
" Japanese consumer prices increased 0.7 per cent last month from a year earlier....The higher prices are causing households more pain than gain because Japanese wages have barely changed. Unless companies boost compensation, consumers may not feel the benefits of inflation"
Source: Higher energy prices push Japan's CPI up
By Takashi Nakamichi
The Wall Street Journal
The Weekend Australian Newspaper
August 31- September 1st 2013, page 28